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Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health.

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Good Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

BASTILLE DAY: Sunday, July 14 was Bastille Day. From History, “Bastille Day” Comments?

FUTURE MIND: What’s the future look like for human intelligence? From BBC (Future), “Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’? Comments?

STATE OF MEDIA:  State of the newspaper industry, from Pew Research Center, “Newspapers Fact Sheet” Comments?

★ WORKPLACE MANNERS: Just in case you were wondering, from Ladders, “8 bosses on what leaves a bad taste in their mouth” Comments?

RUDE:  Here’s a good question and analysis by the Harvard Business Review, “Why People Get Away with Being Rude at Work” Is this something you’ve wondered about as well? Comments?

TEAM WELLBEING: Having gone through the process of building a great management team the next storm Gallup (Workplace), “How to Help Your Managers Build Out, Not Burn Out” Comments?

NOW WHAT?: You just lost your job …now what? Some practical suggestions  from U.S.News and World Report, “7 Steps to Take After Losing Your Job” Comments?

AVOID THIS MISTAKE:  Sometimes, during a union organization campaign, tempers flare. As a employer you should be aware of the risk of acting too quickly in response. From Jackson|Lewis, “NLRB Reminds Employers: ‘Fighting’ During Union Organizing May Be Protected Activity” Comments?

LIFE LESSON: Distrust and stress in the workplace. A life story with a lesson which could protect your health.  From Inc. “Health Warning: If Your Workplace Lacks This 1 Thing, Quit ASAP” Comments

: WHO & BURNOUT: “Burnout” receives a new classification from the World Health Organization (WHO). From SHRM, “Workplace Burnout Is Now an ‘Occupational Phenomenon’” Comments?

HUMBLE?: Ready for a lesson in humility? The BBC (Future) asks, “Would humans evolve again if we rewound time?” Comments?

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